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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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BRAZ, Matheus Viana  and  HASHIMOTO, Francisco. Social imaginary's significations and the new expressions of suffering in the work environment: clinical sociology contributions. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.2, pp. 339-362. ISSN 1983-8220.

The goal of this study is to rethink the antinomies of the social imaginary's significations of the contemporary, regarding the new expressions of suffering and subjective investments in the work environment. In this context, we assume that our society undergoes a transition process in which there is a proliferation of heteronomous imaginary's significations that is stimulating specific values, affections and ideals. Additionally, beyond philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis' contributions, from Clinical Sociology and prioritizing the labor scenario, we studied relevant signs that play a leading role in hypermodernity such as growing disbelief, pessimism, individualism and investment in the private sphere, to the detriment of the public one. Finally, we discussed a new pole of social legitimization, which expresses a particular symbolic code and is supported by the promise of specific projects: vertiginous ascent, recognition, visibility and social prominence.

Keywords : Work; Suffering; Clinical Sociology; Social imaginary's significations.

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